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Legal Issues Affecting Academic Medical Centers and Other Teaching Institutions

Monday, March 14, 2016 - Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC
Washington, DC

Program Description

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The annual Academic Medical Centers program, co-sponsored with Association of American Medical Colleges and National Association of College and University Attorneys, is designed to address the legal issues unique to teaching hospitals and academic medical centers. This program attracts in-house and outside counsel for the nation's leading teaching hospitals and provides an excellent environment for the sharing of best practices and the exploration of new issues.

As always, topics will include fraud and abuse, GME, research, funding, and legislative issues for academic medical centers. Many of this year's sessions will address new models of collaboration for AMC’s, both in the clinical and research areas—new types of partners, new kinds of arrangements, etc. We are excited to have Carrie D. Wolinetz, Associate Director for Science Policy at NIH open the program with a hot issue - When Science and Politics Collide. The program will also include some “roundtable” discussions about clinical collaboration issues, research collaboration issues, and governance implications of new models of collaboration at the end of the program.

In-depth breakout sessions will include:

  • Clinical Trial Agreements with Industry: Beyond the Basics
  • Telemedicine Programs – New Opportunities and New Issues
  • Aging Physicians – An Update from the Front Line
  • Graduate Medical Education: Medicare Regulations and Ruminations

The program will begin on Monday, March 14 at 8:00 am and end Tuesday, March 15 at 4:45 pm.

Program Materials

We will not automatically be printing binders for everyone. All materials will be available on a website prior to the program and handed out on a flash drive the program. For those who still do want the binder they will be available for an additional fee; please order on the registration form.

All registrants will receive an email a week prior to the program with a link to the materials. This website is for attendees only and is not posted to the public. You must have the direct link to the website. The email will come from AHLA Member Services. To ensure registrants receive this email and is not caught by a spam filter, please white list

Cancellation / Substitutions

Cancellations must be received in writing by March 2, 2016. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after the cutoff date. Registration fee, minus the $125 administrative fee, will be refunded approximately 3-4 weeks following the program. If you wish to send a substitute, need more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies please call (202) 833-1100 prompt #5. Note that the registration fee is based on the AHLA membership status of the individual who actually attends the program.

Monday, Mar 14 | 12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Tuesday, Mar 15 | 11:45 AM - 01:30 PM

Continuing Education

CLE/MCLE: AHLA will be applying for 13.0 credits (including 1.0 ethics credits) for 60-minute states and approximately 15.6 (including 1.2 ethics credits) credits for 50-minute states. The number of credits approved may vary state to state. Introductory remarks, breaks, luncheons, and receptions are not included in the computation of credit hours. Participants will be given CLE Request forms at the program. Forms must be completed and returned to AHLA staff to receive credit. The sessions, unless otherwise designated, are intermediate to advanced in level. There are no prerequisites required to register for this program.

CPE: This seminar will be worth approximately 15.0 CPE credits. AHLA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. NASBA's web site is located at

CCB: AHLA will be applying for 15.6 Compliance Certification Board (CCB) credits.

This program is designed to be an update on developments in the area of academic medical centers issues. There are no prerequisites or advanced preparations required to register for this group live program. Those seeking accounting credits should be familiar with the basic concepts of law and terminology associated with this area in order to obtain the full educational benefit of this program.

Monday, Mar 14 | 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM


Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC
1150 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 835-0500
Online Reservation

Room Rates: $329 single/double occupancy
Hotel Cut-Off Date: Friday, February 26, 2016

Online reservations are not available. Please call the hotel directly and indicate that you are with the AHLA Academic Medical Centers Program. Use the group code: AHLAHLA. The room block may sell out prior to the hotel cut-off date.


Official Travel Provider ATC (Association Travel Concepts) – Visit the AHLA travel portal for discounts on air and car reservations

Discounts and Services:

  • Up to 5% off applicable classes of service for tickets purchased more than 30 days prior to the meeting. Restrictions apply and not all classes of service apply for the discount. (United Airlines). Up to 5% off applicable classes of service for tickets purchased prior to the meeting. (Delta).
  • Discounts apply for travel for AHLA 2016 meetings, discounts available 3 days pre/post meeting start/end dates.

Restrictions apply. *Service fees apply to ticketed reservations. You may also call your own agency or the vendors directly and refer to the following ID numbers:

  • Delta: NMLQN (800-328-1111)
  • Hertz Rentals: CV#031C0021 (800-654-2240)
  • Enterprise: 32H7476 (800-593-0505)

Program Planning Committee

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Ann N. James Co-Chair Stanford University Stanford, CA
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Heather H. Pierce Co-Chair Association of American Medical Colleges Washington, DC
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Jeffrey D. Kahn Member The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
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Kristen B. Rosati Member Coppersmith Brockelman PLC Phoenix, AZ
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Stephen Sencer Member Emory University Atlanta, GA

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